Late Than Never!
This month's newsletter is a bit short and a lot late. I apologize for this.
Between work, school and life, it has been a hectic beginning of the year!
However, things are settling in and we're on course again. Our second
reunion is nearly here and 2003 will be a great year for us. There is also
some sad news to pass on this month as we've lost an important member of our
“Tora” Glenn Passes Away
Victoria Glenn died on November 16, 2002 after a ten week battle with
cancer. She was only 61. Victoria was John Charles England’s daughter. Her
husband Robert Glenn writes, “She passed away at home without pain or
suffering among the ones she loved. She was extremely brave during
this entire ordeal. Her main concern was for her family and not
herself. Maybe she inherited this from her father. She never
lost her sense of humor and I have told many stories about her at the two
hospitals where she was treated. We had off duty nurses and others
coming to visit her on their days off which says quite a bit.”
was born on November 9, 1941 and was en route to see her father when he was
killed on board USS OKLAHOMA, December 7, 1941 at Pearl Harbor while working
to save shipmates. She married Robert Glenn on August 7, 1965. She’d
attended many of the USS England functions for both ships. She
will be very much missed.
thoughts and prayers go out to Robert, Lisa and Bethany Glenn as well as to
the entire family and their friends.
We are now within months of our next reunion!!!!! Are you getting ready?
Registration packets are scheduled to go out next month and more information
will be presented in the coming months. It is very important that you attend
this reunion. Not only will you have the chance to reunite with your
shipmates but you’ll also be able to involve yourself in the future
direction of our group. That direction will be decided at the business
meeting that will be help as part of the reunion and you must attend to have
your vote counted!
will also bring some Mini-Reunions to get us ready for the main event. These
are very informal gatherings! We’ll do one in the LA area and one in the San Diego area. Details
will follow soon! Speak up if you want to help with these!!!!
Please plan on attending one of these events. If you’d like to host a
Mini-Reunion, it is easy. Pick a place and a time. We’ll announce it on
the web site!
stated many times in this newsletter, we need articles! These can be about
you, USS England and anything else related and publishable on a classy web
site like we have. It would take a huge load off the current author/editor’s
back if some shipmates would contribute to this newsletter.
are in great shape for this year! We are going to have fun! Be a part of it!
Be in San Diego in June!!!!
ensure you are signed up as On Line Crew
so you get all the information!!!
Technology Time Machine
year Operation Technology Time Machine was announced. How did we track
aircraft, chip paint, put divers over the side and communicate with other
ships? Many of you have pictures and expertise in the systems that were on
our ship. These along with system diagrams and explanations would make an
interesting addition to our site and help preserve this data for students
now and in the future. Operation Technology Time Machine will accomplish
this but only with you help! Send
your pictures, drawings, sketches, stories and more!
these questions if you can!
Is this a CP642B?
Is this a 1218?